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Articles with the Tag: farming

Climate change generates anxiety, distress for Montana farmers, ranchers

MONTANA — Researchers have known for years that the current and projected impacts of climate change present challenges for agricultural productivity, with potentially serious consequences for farm and ranch livelihoods. But what hasn’t been clear is what this means for farmers’ and ranchers...

Tester bill would send $2B to rural communities to keep internet service during COVID-19 crisis

News from Senator Jon Tester  MONTANA – With more Montana families relying on online services for work and education during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester introduced bipartisan legislation on March 23 to compensate broadband providers for giving free or discounted services and...

Governor increases transport capacity

News from the Office of the Governor MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock implemented actions to increase the ability of commercial motor carrier vehicles to ensure a supply of food, medical supplies, farm inputs and feed and hay during the COVID-19 emergency. The directive is not in response to sh...

Tester presses to do more to address farmer suicides

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. SENATE — Continuing his efforts to curb the growing number of farmer suicides across the country, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today pressed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on his agency’s efforts to address the crisis. Tester, who recently in...

Briefs for March 4, 2020

Warm meal served at Soup’s On     POLSON — Polson Community Church will serve lunch on March 12 at Journey Be Christian Church, 101 Seventh Ave. W, at the SW corner of First St. W. The church’s phone number is 406-883-6160. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and will con...

No small feat No small feat

CHARLO – Five months ago, the idea of local shrimp in the Mission Valley was laughable, but now, the first locally grown shrimp are on the market.  In his backyard, Jim Vaughn has a barn filled with six Walmart swimming pools, five of them teeming with 22,000 living shrimp at various stages of ...

Seven farming workshops offered

RONAN — “Planning for On-Farm Success” is a set of seven workshops offered by Lake County Community Development and the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition to help farmers produce high-value products and manage their farming business to maximize profits. The workshops will be held on W...

Invasive feral swine pose potential disaster in Montana Invasive feral swine pose potential disaster in Montana

MONTANA – Farming and hunting are two of the defining qualities of Montana. For decades, hunters and landowners have worked together to maintain our public wildlife, our working agricultural lands, and our outdoor heritage. Landowners know hunters are the best management tool for wildlife; hunters appr...

Celebrate No-Till November

MONTANA – Back by popular demand, the United States Department of Agriculture is celebrating No-Till November.  This fall, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service encourages America’s agricultural producers to keep the stubble and give their farm a more rugged, natural loo...

Montana schools, preschools receive Harvest of the Month mini-grants

From MSU News Service MONTANA — More than 25 institutions devoted to the care and education of children across the state have received Montana Harvest of the Month mini-grants to showcase Montana grown foods. Montana Harvest of the Month is a joint program sponsored by the Montana Office of Pub...


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